Steak Roll-Ups with Sesame Noodles

For Meat: 

Ingredients:

-2 Flank Steaks 

-½ of a yellow zucchini 

-½ of a large carrot (see pic for reference)

-8 Asparagus sticks 

-Salt and Pepper

-Sesame seeds (just a dash)

-Garlic Powder (just a dash)

-Tooth Picks

For the Sesame Noodles:

Ingredients: 

-½ lb of spaghetti (you can either use regular or whole wheat) 

-Scallions (about a 1/3 of a cup) 

-3 ½ Tablespoons sesame oil

-3 ½ Tablespoons Soy Sauce 

1 ½ Table Spoons Balsamic Vinegar 

1 Tablespoon of sugar 

1 teaspoon of salt 

Directions:

1. Start by boiling the water and cooking pasta, drain and make sure to rinse under cold water. By rinsing under cold water, this stops the cooking process. 

2. Slice the veggies in thin strips. If we are going to get fancy here, it is technically called “julienne vegetables. See my picture for reference. 

3. Sauté the veggies in a stove top pan with a little salt and pepper and a splash of garlic powder and a ½ of a teaspoon of margarine to just warm up the veggies. Then place in a bowl and let them cool for a minute before placing them on top of steak. 

4. Take the flank steaks and lie them flat. Place veggies on top of the steak but make sure the are distributed evenly. You also don’t want to put too many veggies in because then you wont be able to wrap the steak. 

5. Wrap the steak up like a burrito and close with about 4 tooth picks. 

6. Place on a sauté pan and add a dash of soy sauce, a dash of sherry cooking wine or any white wine and a drip of sesame oil. Cook each side for 2 minutes then cover the pan for about 1 to 2 minutes to make sure it is cooked all the way through. When cooking steak, it is also about preference. Some people like their steak still twitching, others like it super cooked and a bit dry. So when cooking this just gauge on your own preference 

7. For the sesame noodles after you cook the pasta it is really easy. Take all of the ingredients above: scallions, sesame oil, soy sauce, balsamic, etc and put in a small bowl. Mix up then pour on top of pasta. Mix in with pasta. The noodles should really be served cold, so if you have time to spare maybe pop it into the fridge for a bit or you can prep the noodles a day before. The sesame noodles are really best the day after cooking them. The sauce in the noodles really soak in and it is 10x better.